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what was the one moment that when you saw it a tear came down? when did it hit you? >> when my dad was walking me down the aisle. got all choked up. >> what did he say? >> my dad? >> did he say anything to you? >> yeah. he said you're a great kid and you're marrying a great guy and i'm happy for you. he said let's move it. then we walked down the aisle. it was a really long aisle. it was wonderful. >> i get the same feeling when i go to the weather center. >> walk over there. >> jamie said you're a great kid and marrying a great guy. welcome welcome back to school for a lot of kids. anne arundel county and eastern shore and kent county -- we're starting in baltimore where the bob davidson lincoln mercury in parkville showing up -- 69 degrees at parkville middle school. temperatures hovering around 70 or more around baltimore. there's nothing around the
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beltway though once you head to southern maryland it does appear as if there's rain and that rain trying to come out of southern maryland. look at this mess from st. mary's county heading to cambridge. could be clipping easton and southbound over towards salisbury. still take the umbrella. there's a chance there could be a shower or storm popping up as we head through this afternoon. temperatures make it up to the two-degree guaranteed high of 85. 6:01. let's check the roads with kim. >> good morning. twitter.com/marylandtraffic, get your twitter updates directly to you. in anne arundel county, route 50 at route 97, traffic is a little heavier than normal but again school does start in anne arundel county so use caution. a look out for the kids as they make their way towards the bus stop. still a couple of events in the city, crash still on the scene, harford road at north broadway. be aware of that. big watermain break downtown, saratoga closed in both directions between mlk and greene street. use pennsylvania avenue as an alternate. in hanover, the crash has been
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moved to the right shoulder. in glen arm a downed tree blocking all lanes, glen arm road at manor road. jfx at northern parkway, traffic is moving along without any problems. back to you. 6:01. here we are, just hours away from playing rex ryan and the new york jets. >> news comes about a ravens rookie arrested at johnny rockets. abc2 news linda so joins with us more on tony fein. >> reporter: police say he was having dinner with a group of friends on sunday. at johnny rockets in the light street pavilion at the inner harbor, someone thought he had a gun. turns out it was a cell phone. according to the police report a security officer says he saw fein pass a large silver object to a man seated in the group. fein was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and police suspected he was using it to hide a gun. officers have been on heightened alert since last week's shooting at the inner harbor and that's why they say when a group of guys had what
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they thought was a gun the response was quick. when police arrived they questioned fein and they say he became agitated and shoved the cop. >> one of the suspects resisted police -- subjects resisted police, became belligerent. the sergeant asked him to stand up again. he resisted, stood up and pushed the officer in the chest. the officer fell down. the others restrained him and took him into custody. >> reporter: the ravens released this statement, like all citizens tony will get his due process and have his opportunity to explain. there are two sides to every story. tony fein joined the ravens this season after being signed as a rookie free agent. he attended the university of mississippi and served in the iraq war. following sunday's incident tony fein was arrested, charged with assaulting a police officer and taken to central booking linda, abc2 news. our our overnight photographer pete "on the street" o'neill was at the scene of this house fire on clifton avenue. crews tell us everyone made it out ok but it appears the home
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is completely destroyed no word this morning on how it started. a smoke detector credited for saving a woman's life in east baltimore and just installed hours before the fire broke out in her home. the fire started around 2:00 on saturday morning at her house on the 2600 block of mcelderly street. fire crews just had been at the home seven hours earlier installing smoke detectors. the woman got out. the new smoke alarms saved her life. >> it's unfortunate that she nearly lost her home in this raging fire but it is successful in the sense that she was able to escape with her life and our program where we teach and educate the public what to do in the presence of a fire, and it worked in this case. >> there is serious damage to the home but the good news, the woman who lives there is fine of her smoke alarm was installed as part of a program with baltimore city. to get a free smoke detector call the fire prevention bureau at 410-396-5752.
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fire officials are still trying to figure out this one. what started this fire in northwest baltimore. sent three people including a firefighter to the hospital. it started in the basement of the home in the 3700 block of yosemite avenue. two people from the house were taken to the shock trauma. the firefighter went to mercy hospital. they are expected to be ok. here's a traffic warning in you're driving downtown baltimore this morning. public works crews are at it again. trying to fix this 40-inch main that broke last night. in the 600 block of west saratoga. the university of maryland lexington and saratoga buildings will be closed, only essential employees should report to work. a man from linthicum is expected to be charged in the deadly hit-and-run crash. investigators say 26-year-old matthew norwood hit 59-year-old mary collins of glen burnie. she was standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of baltimore-washington boulevard and oak lane when she was struck by a mini van. she was on her way to church. norwood, we're told didn't stop after the crash but was caught
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later by police in a parking lot of a convenience store later on that day. the three men charged with the murder of former baltimore city councilman ken harris are expected to stand trial. harris was killed in september of last year during a robbery at the new haven lounge in northeast baltimore. gary collins, charles mcgainey and jerome williams all indicted with first degree murder charges. baltimore city police investigators say they have dna evidence that connects the three men to the crime. if convicted the suspects could face the death penalty. hurricane bill never came near the united states shores but rough waters sure did. they caused storm damage and are being blamed for the death of a 7-year-old girl. a large wave swept a group of people watching the water into the ocean at a park in maine. the little girl and her father and 12-year-old girl were all swept into the water. the 7-year-old died. the storm is expected to continue to lose strength as it moves to cooler waters. the first vacation for the
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first family. hurricane bill as megan just said slapped the coast. now the obamas are moving in. today's it's obama's vineyard, not martha's vineyard. >> reporter: the first family arrived in martha's vineyard sunday afternoon to spend a week at a secluded 28-acre private estate that rents for a reported $35,000 a week. the obamas are paying for their share of the vacation home. vendors geared up for the visit though local residents and visitors are taking the president's vacation in stride. >> we didn't come here for the presidential sighting but if we ran into him it would be fine. seals like he has a nice family. >> people who live here and work here know they are here but it's not a big deal. >> reporter: it won't be all play for the president. abc news learned that the secret service is preparing for mr. obama to visit senator ted kennedy in nearby hyannisport earlier this week. the massachusetts senator fought for health care reform all his political life but he
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has been noticeably absent from the negotiations on capitol hill because he is fighting for his life battling brain cancer. >> it's huge that his absent not only because of my personal affection for him but because i think that health care reform might be in a different place today. >> reporter: the debate will shadow the president the entire week but while president obama vacations concerns now about his health care plan. this ad and others are expected to air on local tv markets this week including during the series between the boston red sox and chicago white sox, mr. obama's 5-day forecast team. aides say the president will reach out to members of congress throughout the week on the issue of health care reform. and he's hoping to squeeze in a daily game of golf. let's talk baseball. jason burke had all of two wins. mark burley had a perfect game but this is baseball. anything can happen and it did.
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5-4 in chicago, brian roberts had three hits and nolan ryan with the two-run home run. orioles go to minnesota before coming back thursday to play cleveland. then the yankees come to town. another new york team is coming in tonight. mark sanchez and his new york jets. the headline though is rex ryan. he will be up against his old squad tonight. asked if it affects him, he says maybe it does. when the whistle blows, look out. ravens, jets tonight on espn at 8:00. coming up next on "good morning maryland" -- >> a crash on a busy freeway caused an unlikely vehicle. we'll tell you what happened. and getting your diploma on-line sounds easy but could end up hurting your wallet. more in this week's "scam alert." and he wanted to make a grand entrance to his 50th college reunion. he sure did. did something that many people a quarter of his age couldn't
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do. we'll tell you. 6:09. 67 degrees in baltimore but pushing 70 or greater in anne arundel county and southbound with a chance of showers later on today. we'll talk about that coming up. right now let's peek at the roads for some of you heading back to school, here's kim. >> they are headed back to school in anne arundel county, this is route 50 at route 97, traffic flowing freely in all directions. we'll be right back. wow, is this... fiber one honey clusters? yes. it's delicious. delicious.
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i know. but it can't have... can't have about half a day's worth of fiber? i assure you it does. i was expecting... expecting sawdust and cardboard? i know. i can only taste... only taste the crunchy clusters, honey, and brown sugar. no madam, i don't have esp. ok. i'll take a box, but you probably already knew that. (announcer) fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes.
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6:12. getting your high school degree can be a big deal. >> and some companies claim they can make the process easier for you but as joce sterman explains in this week's "scam alert" their degrees are not worth the paper they are printed on. >> reporter: it's a big milestone in life getting that high school diploma. it's a simple piece of paper you'll need to open the door to many opportunities. >> employers still ask for, are you a high school graduate. >> reporter: even if you don't go the traditional route you can still get the paperwork you need going after your ged or high school equivalency on line but be careful, some internet programs don't go by the book. >> you'll end up with a piece of paper that is not even worth the $200 you pay for it.
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>> reporter: angie barnett says so-called dilemma deloma mills. but here's the catch, they are no good in many places. >> if you go to try to apply for a community college or university, this program is not accredited. >> reporter: before you try any ondiplomma site. be aware of any that use overlea adpref sales tactics. >> these are very rigorous exams. >> reporter: exams you may have missed if you skipped on high school. if you want the graduation paperwork you better do your homework to find a reputable program. joce sterman, abc2 news. >> the better business bureau says they've had real trouble with one notorious on-line
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diploma mill. to find out more on who they are, more information on it and why the bbb is raising a red flag check angie's blog on our "scam alert," at abc2news.com. let's look at weather with the return of meteorologist justin berk. >> thank you. just got an alert from our storm center weathernet, ocean city, storm pushing 54 mile-per-hour winds. that is a storm that had actually prompted but already expired severe thunderstorm warning in st. mary's county. so pretty heavy weather through southern maryland now. just to the south of easton, 70, 6 in baltimore. it's -- 67 in baltimore. it's clear and 6 in york, the boundary is stuck across the central portion of the chesapeake. look at the flare-up of showfers and storms. basically rain from calvert to charles and st. mary's county, and pushing to the lower eastern shore. cambridge getting hit. may clip the south side of easton, to caroline county,
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salisbury and out towards the beaches, getting the rain right now. the boundary itself stuck and there will be some meandering throughout the day, as the chance of more rain tries to fire up into the afternoon. circulation pushing through. very similar to what we had seen on saturday evening around here. through the day, again, the tropical moisture sitting off the coast, not from bill, that is in the north atlantic, but we're watching the frontal boundary that was stalled because of bill. still stuck with the warm moist flow on the east coast. cooler, dryer air from the west and the air is going to moderate the next couple of days. for today, two-degree guarantee gets us to 85. partly cloudy and there will be showers and storms trying to fire up in downtown baltimore. heading down towards the south especially for back to school, take the umbrella in anne arundel county. i know columbia is there. i think they have a few days to go. 86 is our forecast in
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annapolis. on the eastern shore we're expecting temperatures to be in the mid-80s with showers and thunderstorms. for tonight we are expecting temperatures to cool back down into the low 60s. showers and thunderstorms. tomorrow we're expecting to have a temperature back to 86 degrees with sunshine returning. you can catch us on line at abc2news.com. today's the day to use that interactive radar on our weather page. let's check the roads with kim. >> traffic is moving along. moving along nicely checking route 50 at route 97. no problems towards the capitol beltway. and 97 northbound flowing without problems as you head towards 695. however, in the city, still a couple of issues, that lingering crash, harford road and north broadway, it's in the final stages of being cleaned up. however, that watermain break downtown, saratoga street closed between mlk and greene street.
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use pennsylvania avenue. westbound 100 to the bw parkway, in hanover, that crash moved to the right. in glen arm, maryland, again -- glen arm road and manor road, a downed tree blocks all lanes. jfx at north avenue, you can see the southbound lanes are traveling nicely. this traffic report brought to you by baltimore's country station 93.1 wpoc, listen to music from stars like taylor swift, kenny chesney and keith urban. back to you. an emergency landing caused a car accident on a busy california freeway. the pilot ran out of fuel about a mile from the santa barbara airport and was forced to land on the highway. three cars couldn't avoid the plane and crashed into each other. no one was hurt, though. traffic backed up for a few miles as crews cleaned up the scene. discovery expected to head to the international space station tomorrow. nasa says the weather looks good and expect the launch to happen. nasa managers say discovery is in pretty good shape to fly to
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the international space station. a power controller had to be replaced a week ago in the shuttle but didn't affect launch. discovery and seven astronauts will deliver about 17,000 pounds of space station supplies and equipment. two maintenance men are being credited for saving the life of a kitten left in a duffel bag for six days. this happened in spokane, washington. the men heard the kitten puring in a garage. and then found in a duffel bag. the kitten in a canvas. animal protection officials say the kitten would likely have died if the men didn't find it and act quickly. authorities say the animal's owners admitted to putting the kiten in a bag. he now faces charges. the maintenance men have adopted the kitten. the hunt for a man accused of brutally murdering his ex-wife comes to an end. >> the latest on the search for the reality star and how it ended. >> emotions run high on a controversial topic here. but first let's join abc with the latest in business
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news. >> reporter: good morning. topping your "moneyscope report" -- stocks are soaring overseas as wall street starts the new week at its highest level of the year. the dow jumped 184 points last week, boosted on friday after fed chairman ben bernanke said the economy is on the verge of recovery. this week investors look to reports on consumer confidence, housing and factory orders for more evidence to back up ben bernanke's words. "cash for clunkers" officially ends at 8:00 p.m. eastern today. many dealers already stopped taking orders after a weekend sales surge. they are now racing against the clock to get their paperwork in on time or risk losing out on their reem wursment checks. millions of elderly americans will get what amounts to a pay cut on their social security checks next year. they are not expected to get a cost of living adjustment for the first time in more than 30 years. that increase is pegged to inflation which has been negative this year. but older people spend a
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disproportionate amount of income on health care which rises faster than inflation. it was a glorious weekend at the box office for quentin tarn tino. "inglorious basterds" took the top spot. brad pitt stars as a commando trying to take out nazi leaders. "julie and julia" made a bestseller out of julia child's book "mastering the art of french cooking." nearly 50 years after it was published it will top "the new york times" bestseller list. it sold more than in any full year since it was first published. coming up on "good morning america," household items to help you treat your pet in case of emergency. that is after your local news. that is your "moneyscope report." i'm vinita nair.
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6:24. it pains me to say welcome back to school but also hurts to say we'll linger heat and humidity around. upper 60s to lower 70s. we may fire up more showers and storms this afternoon while this morning they are basically south of easton, cambridge and salisbury on the eastern shore. take the umbrella to be safe though. 85 degrees our two-degree guarantee. low 60s overnight with patchy fog. we'll push 88 tomorrow. 92 wednesday. then we'll slip back into the lower 80s by the end of the week. a good chance of rain tries to build in by late friday through saturday and sunday. let's check the roads with kim, 6:24.
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>> thank you. traffic is moving along nicely on both loops of the beltway and tunnels as we check at the west side of the outer loop, just building volume as you make your way down towards the route 70 interchange. however, if you're headed downtown, saratoga street is a bit of a headache because of the watermain break. it's closed in both directions at mlk and greene street. so try using pane avenue as the alternate -- pennsylvania avenue. in hanover, route 100 to the bw parkway, that crash is on the right. and glen arm road and manor road, all lanes blocked because of the downed tree in the road. jfx at north avenue, traffic looks good. no problems to let you know about. looking for a business you know you can trust? let your better business bureau do the work for you. go to abc2news.com/bbb. back to you. i apologize. >> no. that's not enough. i want a commitment from you -- >> i can't make that commitment.
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i cannot. >> why don't you take it - >> ooh. screaming and yelling is the norm at these health care hownl meetings but emotions ran really high outside this meeting in new mexico. people starting to line up hours before the meeting started but hundreds still had to be turned away. more than a thousand people packed the hall and the atmosphere was tense. >> we sent you to washington to take care of business. we didn't send you to washington to socialize the medical system. >> congressman heinrich had extra security at the event in case there were problems but there were no physical fights. there were some protesters outside the event but no major issues were reported. an unusual proposal. >> how 150 bails of hay brought a couple closer together. a cell phone hardly a deadly weapon but why it led police to make a quick arrest of a baltimore raven. i'm linda so. that story up next.
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good morning. i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thank you for joining us on this august 24th.

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